Jan 27, 2014
While I was in high school, I got into my first serious relationship. Before I even realized what was happening, I found myself in an emotionally abusive situation I sometimes wonder, if maybe my school had actually answered my questions about same sex relationships instead of giving me blank stares and “you’re going to hell” rants, if I could’ve picked out the red flags.
Luckily, a teacher went out of their way and taught me that a healthy relationship has both consent and respect. This information and the support …
Apr 3, 2013
UPDATE: VICTORY! Last week, James and other activists in Texas met with their policy makers to protest the Zedler 1 anti-gay amendment, including delivering your signatures in person to Texas’ legislature. And on Thursday 4/4, the amendment was withdrawn. We got them off our backpacks and funding for the centers is safe. Great job!
This is a featured post from Texas Freedom Network Student Chapter President James Lee!
My name is James Lee and growing up in Rio Grande Valley Texas, I was taught that being gay was wrong. I …
Oct 7, 2012
In Florida, young people are working to make comprehensive sex education a reality in their state. The Broward County Youth Council, a project of Advocates for Youth and Planned Parenthood of South Florida and the Treasure Coast, leads the work of a statewide youth activist network that advocates for comprehensive sexual health education. Here’s a picture of some of the council members at the 2012 Urban Retreat!
Mar 4, 2014
For the month of February, besides attending a Jack and Jill health fair in Fort. Lauderdale, I began my ‘Contraception Awareness Campaign.’ This project is an endeavor that will last for about 8 weeks at my attempt to get 200 people on my campus to learn something new about contraception. My goal is to peer educate at least 25 people every week while I table at my college. (I will provide information like how to get contraception, the proper way to store them, comparative analysis between brands including breaking …
Jan 30, 2014
This month I planned my Passion Project which I will be focusing on for the first half of 2014. It is centered on providing people with information on contraceptive access, and bringing awareness to my campus about ways the students can protect themselves. I plan to table on campus weekly for two consecutive months in order to reach a minimum of 200 people. During these tabling events I will have one on one peer education sessions, a question box, interactive training, and giveaways. Most excitingly, I will be gaining …
Jan 17, 2014
So the other day I was talking to my mom about my goals for this year,
- Get awesome grades in school
- Pass all my college entrance exams
- Get into my dream school (which is Wellesley College in Boston)
- Work on becoming a healthier young person
After I told her my goals, she asked, “How do you plan on paying for everything?”
I replied, “I’m the money I earn at my job, and hopefully I earn scholarships, but also, with the help of you and my dad.”
Then she replied, …
Dec 28, 2013
The message Macklemore gives in the song Same Love is very beautiful but also gives the public some perspective. The quote ” I may not be the same but that’s not important no freedom till were equal, damn right I support it” is very beautiful but also grabs the attention of the general public who does not identify as LGBTQ. This is very important because society in general dating back to the civil rights era, when a fight doesn’t personally affect someone they turn their heads. This song emphasizes …
Dec 28, 2013
We all know of the commonly used term I.O.U, this term however is being used in a different way now a days. Many teens today have lost touch of how sacred their body is, and see sex as something they owe, they’re forgetting about their choice. Many teens see sex as an act they owe, maybe after a date or after a certain time frame in a relationship. Why is this? Can this be because of the social media, music, or advertisements? Something that is being broadcasted a lot …